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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst


Historical Suit

  • Year1991-2019
  • MaterialTompkins Square Crawl suit, peanut butter, wood, MDF, fabric, insulation foam, screws, hanger, snap buttons
  • Dimensions82.6 x 179.1 x 26.7 cm
  • Year of acquisition2023
  • Inventory numberUAB XX
  • On viewGround floor
  • Copyright© Pope.L,  Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

More about the artwork

The original pinstriped suit worn by Pope.L in his 1991 performance “Tompkins Square Crawl” is displayed here in an open shipping crate. The “Historical Suit” (1991–2019) is smeared with peanut butter, a substance the artist calls “brown goo,” which he often uses in his works along with the “white goo” of mayonnaise. This play with color and unconventional material not only attests to Pope.L’s disarming as well as humorous exploration of the relationship between consumerism and racism. As in his performances, here he overtly addresses the complex and ambivalent representation of Black identity in a white-dominated American culture.

Leicht geöffnete Holzkiste, die vertikal an einer Wand lehnt. Es ist der Ärmel eines schwarzen Jacketts auf rosafarbenem Hintergrund in der Kiste zu erkennen.
Detailaufnahme eines schwarzen Jacketts, das mit Erdnussbutter beschmiert ist

Further artworks

Cy Twombly , Lepanto III, 2001, UAB 471aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto III, 2001 Upper floor
Siebdruck eines Portraits von Marilyn Monroe auf goldener, runder Leinwand.
Andy Warhol Round Marilyn, 1962 Ground floor
Installation aus mehreren schmalen Regalbrettern mit Flaschen und Stofftieren
Pope.L Party Room, 2001 Ground floor
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1983, UAB 460aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1983 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Lexington), 2001, UAB 653aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001 Upper floor